10 Of Our Favorite Pipe Cleaner Crafts

If you have kids, then you know that pipe cleaners are a must-have part of any crafting kit. They're colorful, posable, simple for kids to use, and useful for all kinds of crafting projects. Need some inspiration for a new art project? Take a look at this list of our favorite ways to get crafty with pipe cleaners!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Indoor Fishing
    Indoor Fishing

    (Ages 3-8)

    Your child will not be able to resist this indoor fishing game!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Clay Animals
    Clay Animals

    (Ages 3-6)

    Your kids will go wild over these clay animal figures! Little hands will have a great time molding, shaping and sculpting.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Colorful Butterflies

    Transform an everyday household object—a coffee filter!—into a colorful butterfly.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Fun Pencil Topper

    These pencil toppers are fun for kids to make and use. Best of all, you can personalize them for each and every occasion. My daughter loves all things fancy, so she welcomed a fancy pencil topper with excited little open arms!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Crafty Christmas Elf

    Build your own posable Christmas elf out of pipe cleaner and wooden beads, or get creative and use the technique to make something entirely new!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Borax Ornaments
    Borax Ornaments

    (Ages 3-16)

    We have favorite crystal ornaments, and these are it! No waiting for weeks for these crystals to form...using borax instead of salt or sugar will give us completed ornaments in one day!

    Borax (sodium tetraborate) is a naturally-occurring mineral salt commonly used as a laundry booster or cleaner. As with any other cleaning product, it should be kept away from children not under direct supervision of an adult. Do not allow children to ingest Borax. If consumed, contact a poison control center immediately. Wash hands after play, as prolonged skin exposure may cause irritation.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Liquid Watercolor Flowers

    Watch your child’s face light up as he or she transforms a coffee filter into a beautiful watercolor flower. Making one is so simple and fun that your child will have a blooming bouquet in no time!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Cupid Arrows
    Cupid Arrows

    (Ages 3-11)

    Need some Valentine crafts? Why not make Cupid's Bow & Arrow!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Sock-a-too
    Sock-a-too

    (Ages 3-8)

    Create a cockatoo using a sock!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pipe Cleaner Flower Fairies

    Bring these magical fairies to life using pipe cleaner, yarn, beads and scraps of fabric!


Get inspired!